Skip to main content

1,040
RESULTS
rss


PART OF
NASA Images
Media Type
1,040
images
Year
13
2003
282
2002
745
(No Date)
Topics & Subjects
149
What -- Terra
110
What -- Aqua
83
Where -- Russia
72
Where -- Australia
67
Where -- United States of America
66
Where -- China
More right-solid
Collection
More right-solid
Creator
889
image courtesy jacques descloitres, at nasa gsfc
1,698
jacques descloitres, modis rapid response team, nasa/gsfc
1,192
jacques descloitres, modis land rapid response team, nasa/gsfc
936
jeff schmaltz, modis rapid response team, nasa/gsfc
834
provided by the seawifs project, nasa/goddard space flight center, and orbimage
294
jeff schmaltz
281
image courtesy jeff schmaltz, nasa gsfc
More right-solid
SHOW DETAILS
up-solid down-solid
eye
Title
Date Archived
Creator
NASA Images
by NASA image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 336
favorite 0
comment 0
Heavy snow fell over eastern South Africa and Lesotho during the final week of July 2004. As can be seen in the above <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image, acquired on July 29, by the <a href="http://aqua.nasa.gov/" target="outlink"> Aqua</a> satellite, the snow extended much further than the peaks of the mountains where...
Topics: Where -- South Africa, Where -- Lesotho
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=19444
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 168
favorite 0
comment 0
This stunning true-color image provides a rare, cloud-free look at the island nation of New Zealand, including most of its North and South Islands. This scene was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA’s Terra satellite, on October 23, 2002. New Zealand is situated in the South Pacific Ocean, roughly 2,000 km (1,250 miles) southeast of Australia. Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, is located on the southern tip of the North Island,...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- New Zealand, Where -- Pacific Ocean, Where -- Australia, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16323
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 135
favorite 0
comment 0
Ireland seems beyond the reach of winter’s icy grip in this true-color <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image from January 4, 2003. The rugged cliffs that mark the island’s west coast are showing their red-brown rocky surface, but the low-lying interior region is still wearing the island’s signature green.Ireland is essentially a depression ringed by relatively...
Topics: Where -- Ireland, Where -- Dublin, Where -- Atlantic Ocean, Where -- Celtic Sea, Where -- Irish...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16333
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC.
image
eye 82
favorite 0
comment 0
Activity of the Chikurachki volcano (North Kuriles) continues. This true-color MODIS image shows the ash fall of recent explosions by the volcano. Chikurachki volcano began erupting on January 25, 2002. It is a stratovolcano (summit elevation 1,816 m) that last erupted in 1986. Sensor: Terra/MODIS.
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17668
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 74
favorite 0
comment 0
In the Sulu Sea between the Philippines and Malaysia, sunglint highlights delicate curving lines of internal waves moving to the northeast toward Palawan Island. The sunglint stretches diagonally across the image, turning the more turbulent South China Sea a diffuse gray and the calmer waters within the Sulu Archipelago a more vivid silver. In some spots, the sunglint doesn’t show up at all, and allows the natural vibrant blues and greens of the water to peek through.The Sulu Sea, like all...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, Where -- Sulu Sea, Where -- Philippines, Where -- Malaysia, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16498
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 70
favorite 0
comment 0
On Tuesday the Zeyzoun dam in northern Syria ruptured and collapsed, killing 20 people and leaving thousands more homeless. This false-color image (right) taken on June 5, 2002, by the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument aboard NASA?s <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite shows the extent of the flooding. Normally, there would be no water present in the center of the image (left,...
Topics: What -- SAGE, Where -- Syria, Where -- Damascus
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17810
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 69
favorite 0
comment 0
With a landscape largely shaped by glaciers over the last ice age, the Scandinavian Peninsula is as picturesque in the winter as it is cold. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument aboard NASA’s Terra satellite captured the above image of the Scandinavian Peninsula on February 19, 2003. Along the left side of the peninsula, one can see the jagged inlets, known as fjords, lining Norway’s coast. Many of these fjords are well over 2,000 feet (610 meters) deep and...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Norway, Where -- Sweden, Where -- Baltic Sea, Where -- Finland
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16372
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 68
favorite 0
comment 0
During the final days of August 2002, Typhoon Rusa swept past the Japanese island of Kyushu and clobbered South Korea, killing more than 110 people and submerging thousands of homes. The typhoon can be seen just south of the Korean Peninsula in this true color image taken on August 30, 2002, by the <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS), flying aboard NASA's Aqua spacecraft.Packing winds of up to 120...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Korea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3605
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 66
favorite 0
comment 0
This true-color image of the Galapagos Islands was acquired on March 12, 2002, by the <a href="http://modarch.gsfc.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS), flying aboard NASA's <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite. The Galapagos Islands, which are part of Ecuador, sit in the Pacific Ocean about 1000 km (620 miles) west of...
Topics: Where -- Ecuador, Where -- Pacific Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16043
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 64
favorite 0
comment 0
The moon cast a long shadow over Antarctica on November 23, 2003, in a total solar eclipse. The sun typically hangs low on the horizon during the southernmost continent’s almost-summer months, so when the Moon moved between the Sun and the Earth, its shadow fell in a roughly 500-kilometer long oval like the long shadows of a early summer dawn. At the time this image was taken, the sun was at approximately 15 degrees above the horizon. The shadow’s long circular shape is the same pattern a...
Topics: What -- Moon, What -- Sun, What -- Earth, What -- Dawn
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16645
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 64
favorite 0
comment 0
During the final days of August 2002, Typhoon Rusa swept past the Japanese island of Kyushu and clobbered South Korea, killing more than 110 people and submerging thousands of homes. The typhoon can be seen just south of the Korean Peninsula in this true color image taken on August 30, 2002, by the <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS), flying aboard NASA?s Aqua...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Korea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=18005
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 59
favorite 0
comment 0
Located in the Southern Atlantic Ocean roughly 1,700 miles (2,735 km) due east of Argentina’s southernmost tip, South Georgia Island was a stop-over point for <a href="http://www.south-pole.com/p0000097.htm" target="outlink">Sir Ernest Shackleton</a> in November 1914. Sailing aboard the <i>Endurance</i>, Shackleton was on his famous expedition to be the first to travel across Antarctica, from sea to sea and across the...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Atlantic Ocean, Where -- Georgia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16201
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 59
favorite 0
comment 0
This prominent circular feature in the Sahara Desert of Mauritania has attracted attention since the earliest space missions because it forms a conspicuous bull’s-eye in the otherwise rather featureless expanse of the Gres de Chinguetti Plateau in central Mauritania, northwest Africa. Described by some as looking like an outsized ammonite in the desert, the structure [which has a diameter of almost 50 kilometers (30 miles)] has become a landmark for space shuttle crews. Initially interpreted...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, Where -- Mauritania
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2531
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 56
favorite 0
comment 0
A milky green cloud of water off the Namib Desert coast of Namibia in southern Africa is a tell-tale sign of sulfur rising to the surface. The yellowish clouds of sulfur come from hydrogen sulfide gas produced by anaerobic bacteria (bacteria that can live without oxygen) at the ocean floor. In this region, strong currents bring abundant food from the bottom of the ocean to nurture large plant and animal populations. As the surface life dies, it sinks to the bottom of the ocean, where it becomes...
Topic: Where -- Namibia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=19143
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 56
favorite 0
comment 0
A silver swath of sunglint surrounds half of the Hawaiian islands in this true-color Terra MODIS image acquired on May 27, 2003. Sunglint reveals turbulence in the surface waters of the Pacific Ocean. If the surface of the water was as smooth as a perfect mirror, we would see the circle of the Sun as a perfect reflection. But because the surface of the water is ruffled with waves, each wave acts like a mirror and the Sun’s reflection gets softened into a broader silver swath, called the...
Topics: What -- Terra, What -- Sun, What -- Advanced Communication Technology Satellite (ACTS), Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16470
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 54
favorite 0
comment 0
Bright colors in the ocean waters off the coast of Namibia tell a story of marine life and death. In this region of the South Atlantic, winds push the warm surface water westward, and cold waters from the bottom of the ocean rush up in their place. The cold water carries with it the nutrients that have sunk to the ocean floor, providing a boon to ocean life. In particular, microscopic plants called phytoplankton thrive on the added nutrients. In turn, these tiny plants are a source of food for...
Topic: Where -- Namibia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=19219
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 54
favorite 0
comment 0
On June 3, 2002, New Mexico firefighters were battling multiple large wildfires in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the north-central part of the state. This image from the <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on the <a HREF="http://terra.nasa.gov">Terra</a> satellite shows (north to south) the Trinidad complex at the Colorado-New Mexico border, the Middle Ponil...
Topics: Where -- New Mexico, Where -- Colorado
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2899
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 51
favorite 0
comment 0
Scattered fires (red dots) were detected across the Balkans on March 26, 2003, by the <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on the <a HREF="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite. Countries shown include Italy (left center edge), Greece (below center), and Turkey (right edge). At upper right is the Black...
Topics: Where -- Italy, Where -- Greece, Where -- Turkey, Where -- Black Sea, Where -- Aegean Sea, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=18430
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 49
favorite 0
comment 0
Ash and steam were pouring from the Nyiragongo Volcano on July 12, 2004, when the <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) onboard NASA’s <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite captured this image. Situated on the northern shores of Lake Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the volcano has...
Topic: Where -- Rwanda
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=19389
NASA Images
by NASA image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC.
image
eye 48
favorite 0
comment 0
Severe winter storms drenched New Zealand’s North Island with heavy rain, producing floods and landslides on July 18, 2004. About 1,500 fled from their homes as the swollen Rangitaiki River burst its banks and a large mudslide threatened a neighborhood in the city of Whakatane. This true-color <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image was taken on July 18 at the height...
Topic: Where -- New Zealand
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=19405
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 47
favorite 0
comment 0
This prominent circular feature in the Sahara Desert of Mauritania has attracted attention since the earliest space missions because it forms a conspicuous bull’s-eye in the otherwise rather featureless expanse of the Gres de Chinguetti Plateau in central Mauritania, northwest Africa. Described by some as looking like an outsized ammonite in the desert, the structure [which has a diameter of almost 50 kilometers (30 miles)] has become a landmark for space shuttle crews. Initially interpreted...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, Where -- Mauritania
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17657
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC.
image
eye 47
favorite 0
comment 0
The MODIS instrument onboard NASA's Terra satellite captured this bird's-eye view of Hurricane Kate on October 3, 2003 at 13:35 UTC. At the time this image was taken Kate had sustained winds of 110 mph with higher gusts. Kate has taken the shape of a classic hurricane with a well-defined eye that is approximately 25 miles in diameter. The National Hurricane Center is predicting that Kate will strengthen over the next 24 hours. Sensor: Terra/MODIS.
Topic: What -- Terra
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=18914
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 46
favorite 0
comment 0
This true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image shows a large plume of dust (light brown pixels) blowing westward from Syria over the island of Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. This scene was acquired on October 19, 2002, by the MODIS sensor aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite. Sensor: Terra/MODIS.
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Syria, Where -- Cyprus, Where -- Mediterranean Sea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4129
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 45
favorite 0
comment 0
A number of thick plumes of Saharan Desert dust (light brown pixels) were blowing from Morocco toward the northwest over the Canary Islands off Africa’s northwest coast. This true-color image was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite on March 12, 2003. Sensor: Aqua/MODIS.
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Morocco
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=18378
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 45
favorite 0
comment 0
Hurricane Ele became Typhoon Ele as it crossed the International Date Line this past weekend. The typhoon/hurricane be seen in the central Pacific in this true-color image taken on September 2, 2002, by the <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS), flying aboard NASA?s <a HREF="http://terra.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Terra</a>...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=18013
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC.
image
eye 42
favorite 0
comment 0
Heavy rains in Central and Eastern Europe over the past few weeks have led to some of the worst flooding the region has witnessed in over a century. The floods have killed more than 100 people in Germany, Russia, Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic and have led to as much as $20 billion in damage. This false-color image of the Danube River and its tributaries was taken on August 19, 2002, by the <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate...
Topics: What -- Landsat 7, Where -- Germany, Where -- Russia, Where -- Austria, Where -- Hungary, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17985
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 41
favorite 0
comment 0
The waters along the shoreline of Sicily appear bright aquamarine in this image from April 7, 2002. Although other satellite images occasionally show lightening along the coast of Sicily and southern Italy, the water is unusually bright in this image. The bright water may have been caused by a recent storm that either stirred up sediment from relatively shallow sea bottom, or could be a springtime <a href="/Library/Phytoplankton/">phytoplankton</a> bloom....
Topic: Where -- Italy
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16060
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 41
favorite 0
comment 0
The <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) captured this image of the Impassable One fire as swept through 38,000 acres of timber and swamp land in the Osceola National Forest in northeast Florida. The fire began as a prescribed burn on March 2, but slipped out of control, growing under windy conditions on March 6 and 7. On March 9, about 30 families in Taylor, Florida were...
Topic: Where -- Florida
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=19153
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 40
favorite 0
comment 0
This true-color image shows bright, turquoise-colored swirls across the surface of the Black Sea, signifying the presence of a large phytoplankton bloom. Scientists have observed similar blooms recurring annually, roughly this same time of year. The Sea of Azov, which is the smaller body of water located just north of the Black Sea in this image, also shows a high level of color variance. The brownish pixels in the Azov are probably due to sediments carried in from high waters and snowmelt from...
Topics: What -- Spirit, Where -- Black Sea, Where -- Sea of Azov, Where -- Ukraine, Where -- Russia, Where...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17763
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 39
favorite 0
comment 0
This relatively clear scene over Brazil reveals the widespread deforestation taking place where the Xingu River flows into the Mato Grosso region in the country?s midwest. The dark green areas show pristine forest canopy, while the light green and brownish areas show where the forest has been cleared. Red dots show the locations of actively burning fires.This true-color image was acquired by the <a href="http://modarch.gsfc.nasa.gov/"...
Topic: Where -- Brazil
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17714
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 39
favorite 0
comment 0
From May 31 to June 30 the biggest single-sport event in the world, the 2002 FIFA World Cup (tm), will be taking place in Asia. South Korea and Japan are acting as hosts for the event which is being held in Asia for the first time. This true-color image of the southern Korean peninsula and southern Japan was acquired on May 25, 2002, by the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA’s <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/"...
Topics: Where -- Korea, Where -- Japan, Where -- France, Where -- Italy, Where -- Argentina, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16103
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 39
favorite 0
comment 0
For the past week, the Borrego Fire in northern New Mexico has consumed over 12,000 acres of land in and around the Sante Fe National Forest. This true-color image of the fire was acquired on May 24, 2002, by the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA’s <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite. The fire, which has been fueled by unseasonably dry mixed conifer and aspen forests, is...
Topic: Where -- New Mexico
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16100
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 38
favorite 0
comment 0
Tropical deforestation in the Amazon has many causes: government subsidies for conversion of forest land to agriculture such as cattle grazing; ultra-low taxes for income earned through agriculture; landlessness and poverty among squatters and small farmers, who can earn titles to land of their own by demonstrating cultivation of a plot of land; and legal and illegal logging. As the government struggles to find answers to these problems, deforestation continues in regions like Mato Grasso,...
Topic: Where -- Brazil
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17799
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 37
favorite 0
comment 0
Fire danger in many Western states ranges from high to extreme, and numerous wildfires have resulted from lightning strikes and human carelessness. This <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image from June 9, 2002, shows (clockwise from top left) Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. Large fires detected by MODIS are (clockwise from left) the Big Wash and Sanford Fires...
Topics: Where -- Utah, Where -- Colorado, Where -- New Mexico, Where -- Arizona, Where -- Denver, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17818
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 37
favorite 0
comment 0
This relatively clear scene over Brazil reveals the widespread deforestation taking place where the Xingu River flows into the Mato Grosso region in the country's midwest. The dark green areas show pristine forest canopy, while the light green and brownish areas show where the forest has been cleared. Red dots show the locations of actively burning fires.This true-color image was acquired by the <a href="http://modarch.gsfc.nasa.gov/">Moderate-resolution Imaging...
Topic: Where -- Brazil
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2728
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 37
favorite 0
comment 0
This true-color image shows bright, turquoise-colored swirls across the surface of the Black Sea, signifying the presence of a large phytoplankton bloom. Scientists have observed similar blooms recurring annually, roughly this same time of year. The Sea of Azov, which is the smaller body of water located just north of the Black Sea in this image, also shows a high level of color variance. The brownish pixels in the Azov are probably due to sediments carried in from high waters and snowmelt from...
Topics: What -- Spirit, Where -- Black Sea, Where -- Sea of Azov, Where -- Ukraine, Where -- Russia, Where...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2781
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 37
favorite 0
comment 0
Monday afternoon, the <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on the <a HREF="http://aqua.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Aqua</a> satellite detected several large fires burning across the Pacific Northwest. Marked with red outlines, the largest of the fires in the scene is the Fawn Peak Complex Fire in northern Washington (image...
Topic: Where -- Washington
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=18713
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 36
favorite 0
comment 0
From May 31 to June 30 the biggest single-sport event in the world, the 2002 FIFA World Cup (tm), will be taking place in Asia. South Korea and Japan are acting as hosts for the event which is being held in Asia for the first time. This true-color image of the southern Korean peninsula and southern Japan was acquired on May 25, 2002, by the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA’s <a...
Topics: Where -- Korea, Where -- Japan, Where -- France, Where -- Italy, Where -- Argentina, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2873
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 36
favorite 0
comment 0
As the clouds broke over South Island, New Zealand, on July 11, 2003, clear skies revealed the blanket of snow that remained from what is being reported as the worst blizzard to hit the country in 50 years. The bright white snow contrasts sharply with the deep green vegetation of the coastal areas as well as with the bright blue, glacier-fed lakes scattered across the Southern Alps, which run diagonally across the island. The blizzard stranded hundreds of motorists and isolated more than 400...
Topic: Where -- New Zealand
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=18691
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 36
favorite 0
comment 0
Situated on one of Italy?s Aeolian Islands due north of Sicily, the Stromboli Volcano erupted again on Dec. 28, 2002. Seismologists have recorded increasing activity within Stromboli since May 2002 toward a climax on Nov. 15, when a small amount of lava began to flow from one of its summit craters.This true-color image of Stromboli was acquired on Dec. 31, 2002, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite. The red box (click the image to see the...
Topics: What -- Aqua, What -- Crater, What -- Earth, Where -- Italy
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=18220
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 36
favorite 0
comment 0
Fifteen miles northeast of Tucson, Arizona, over a thousand firefighters and fire management personnel are working to contain a large wildfire that has already scorched nearly 21,000 acres in the mountainous area. The Bullock Fire started on May 21, 2002, and has been difficult to control due to rugged terrain and extremely dry fuels such as grasses and chaparral.This image from the <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">Moderate Resolution Imaging...
Topic: Where -- Arizona
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2726
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 36
favorite 0
comment 0
On January 16, 2002, lava that had begun flowing on January 5 from the Piton de la Fournaise volcano on the French island of R‚union abruptly decreased, marking the end of the volcano?s most recent eruption. These false color MODIS images of R‚union, located off the southeastern coast of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, were captured on the last day of the eruption (top) and two days later (bottom).The volcano itself is located on the southeast side of the island and is dark brown compared...
Topics: What -- Mars, Where -- Madagascar, Where -- Indian Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17622
NASA Images
by NASA image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 36
favorite 0
comment 0
A powerful Alaskan storm swept down over California during the final week of October 2004, bringing record snow to the Sierra Nevada. The central Sierra Nevada received as much as 48 inches (1.2 meters) of snow in October, breaking the previous record of 36 inches (0.9 m), reported the Associated Press. This Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">MODIS</a>) image, acquired by NASA’s <a...
Topics: Where -- California, Where -- Nevada, Where -- Los Angeles
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=19695
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 36
favorite 0
comment 0
Fifteen miles northeast of Tucson, Arizona, over a thousand firefighters and fire management personnel are working to contain a large wildfire that has already scorched nearly 21,000 acres in the mountainous area. The Bullock Fire started on May 21, 2002, and has been difficult to control due to rugged terrain and extremely dry fuels such as grasses and chaparral.This image from the <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution...
Topic: Where -- Arizona
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16102
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 36
favorite 0
comment 0
In the Southern Atlantic, located about 525 miles (845 km) east of South Georgia Island, a chain of eleven volcanic islands rises up from the ocean in an arc that extends roughly 240 miles (400 km) north to south. Known as the South Sandwich Islands, these volcanic peaks stand on the Earth’s South Sandwich Plate, which is moving eastward at the stately pace of 2.75 inches (7 cm) per year. As it encounters the South American Plate, the South Sandwich Plate is forced to pass underneath, hence...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Georgia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16710
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 35
favorite 0
comment 0
Portugal’s severe fire season isn’t over yet, with new blazes breaking out across the country at the end of the second week of September. With temperatures near 100 degrees F for several days, firefighters face a difficult challenge, particularly in the southern coastal region of Algarve, a popular tourist destination. In this <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image...
Topics: Where -- Atlantic Ocean, Where -- Morocco, Where -- Portugal
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=18868
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 35
favorite 0
comment 0
Heavy rains in Central Europe over the past few weeks have led to some of the worst flooding the region has witnessed in more than a century. The floods have killed more than 100 people in Germany, Russia, Austria, Hungary, and the Czech Republic and have led to as much as $20 billion in damage. This false-color image of the Elbe River and its tributaries was taken on August 18, 2002, by the <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate...
Topics: Where -- Germany, Where -- Russia, Where -- Austria, Where -- Hungary, Where -- Czech Republic,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17983
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 35
favorite 0
comment 0
On January 16, 2002, lava that had begun flowing on January 5 from the Piton de la Fournaise volcano on the French island of Réunion abruptly decreased, marking the end of the volcano’s most recent eruption. These false color MODIS images of Réunion, located off the southeastern coast of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, were captured on the last day of the eruption (top) and two days later (bottom).The volcano itself is located on the southeast side of the island and is dark brown compared...
Topics: What -- Mars, Where -- Madagascar, Where -- Indian Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15979
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 35
favorite 0
comment 0
full-size images:    June 3, 2002 (560 KB JPEG)    June 5, 2002 (640 KB JPEG) On Tuesday the Zeyzoun dam in northern Syria ruptured and collapsed, killing 20 people and leaving thousands more homeless. This false-color image taken on June 5, 2002, (bottom) by the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument aboard NASA’s Terra satellite shows the extent of the flooding. Normally, there would be no water present in the center of the image (top, acquired on June 3,...
Topics: What -- SAGE, Where -- Syria, Where -- Damascus
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16109
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 35
favorite 0
comment 0
Rising to an altitude of 16,475 feet (5,023 meters), the Tungurahua Volcano towers over the surrounding terrain in central Ecuador. From this <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image from the <a HREF="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite, it’s easy to see why this volcano (center) is also called the...
Topic: Where -- Ecuador
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=19068
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 35
favorite 0
comment 0
large images:   10:55 AM (1 MB JPEG)   2:05 PM (1 MB JPEG) Twenty miles north of Tucson, Arizona, the Aspen Fire is raging through the Coronado National Forest. According to news reports, thousands of acres have been burned, including an unknown number of homes and businesses in a resort community on Mount Lemmon. Hundreds of people have been evacuated from the area as fire fighters struggle to contain the blaze in difficult terrain under hot, dry, windy conditions.In these Moderate...
Topic: Where -- Arizona
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16488
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 35
favorite 0
comment 0
Packing sustained winds of 80 miles (128 km) per hour, with gusts of up to 97 miles (157 km) per hour, Cyclone Crystal was approaching the island of Mauritius in the western Indian Ocean on December 26, 2002. Mauritius is situated roughly 900 km (550 miles) due east of Madagascar, off Africa?s southeastern shore.This true-color image of Cyclone Crystal was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite. Sensor: Aqua/MODIS.
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Mauritius, Where -- Indian Ocean, Where -- Madagascar
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=18208
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 34
favorite 0
comment 0
In mid-May 2002, heavy rains gave rise to floods all across the midwestern United States, killing 8 people and forcing many more from their homes. This false-color image shows the junction of the Ohio River and the Mississippi River where the flooding was at its worst. The image was acquired by the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA’s <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/">Terra</a> spacecraft.The Mississippi River rose up...
Topics: Where -- United States of America, Where -- Ohio, Where -- Mississippi, Where -- Missouri, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2769
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 34
favorite 0
comment 0
A widespread plume of Saharan Desert dust (tan pixels) blew off the northwest coast of Africa and directly over the <a HREF="http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/gallery/?2004034-0203/Canary.A2004034.1140" target="outlink">Canary Islands on February 3, 2004.</a> A day later, the dust storm continued, as shown in this true-color image acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite. This...
Topic: What -- Aqua
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=19091
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 34
favorite 0
comment 0
In early January 2003 heavy rains in Tunisia have led to floods that have displaced over 3,000 people. The floods can be seen in this false-color image (bottom) acquired on January 19, 2003, by the <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) aboard NASA?s Terra spacecraft. The most devastating floods occurred in the northern and central parts of Tunisia. Most of the houses...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Tunisia, Where -- Algeria
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=18259
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 34
favorite 0
comment 0
Nine people have been killed in forest fires in Portugal, which continue to grow in the dry, hot conditions existing across the country. This image from the <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on the <a HREF="http://aqua.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Aqua</a> satellite shows dozens of active fires detected by the sensor marked...
Topic: Where -- Portugal
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=18759
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 34
favorite 0
comment 0
New Guinea sits between the Pacific Ocean to the north and the Arafura (east) and Coral (west) Seas to the south. The island is divided in half: the eastern side belonging to Indonesia, and the western side to Papua New Guinea. New Guinea is located along the Pacific Ocean ?Rim of Fire,? an area known for active volcanoes, earthquakes, mudslides, and tsunamis. This true-color Aqua MODIS image was acquired October 6,2002.Fires on the island of New Guinea are burning mostly in the Pulau Dolak...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Guinea, Where -- Pacific Ocean, Where -- Indonesia, Where -- Papua New Guinea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=18088
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 34
favorite 0
comment 0
A red tide bloom has waxed and waned along Florida’ southwestern coastline for months, dating back to late 2001. As recently as March 1, 2002, high concentrations of <i>Karenia brevis</i> were located along the Lee County and Collier County shorelines. In-water measurements revealed there are more than 1 million cells of the algae per liter of water—a level at which the organism become highly toxic to fish and shellfish in the area.This true-color image was...
Topic: What -- Terra
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17640
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 34
favorite 0
comment 0
On Friday, April 4, 2003, the <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) captured this image of dark black oil smoke hanging over Baghdad in central Iraq. The smoke is coming from oil-filled trenches that have been set on fire. North of center (see high resolution scene), a thermal anomaly detection (marked with a red dot) and smoke are visible as well. The source of that anomaly...
Topics: Where -- Baghdad, Where -- Iraq
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=18460
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 34
favorite 0
comment 0
The moon cast a long shadow over Antarctica on November 23, 2003, in a total solar eclipse. The sun typically hangs low on the horizon during the southernmost continent’s almost-summer months, so when the Moon moved between the Sun and the Earth, its shadow fell in a roughly 500-kilometer long oval like the long shadows of a early summer dawn. At the time this image was taken, the sun was at approximately 15 degrees above the horizon. The shadow’s long circular shape is the same pattern a...
Topics: What -- Moon, What -- Sun, What -- Earth, What -- Dawn
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=19015
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 34
favorite 0
comment 0
Winds that gusted up to 63 miles per hour (101 kilometers per hour) pushed a thick curtain of dust across Western Texas on February 19, 2004. The storm caused up to 30 car accidents on U.S. Highway 84 near Lubbock, the Associated Press reported, and forced the road to close for several hours. The <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on the <a...
Topic: Where -- Texas
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16733
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 33
favorite 0
comment 0
An immense dust storm was blowing over central Africa on March 6, 2004, and was imaged by the <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) in a series of consecutive overpasses of NASA’s <a HREF="http://aqua.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Aqua</a> satellite. It takes Aqua about 90 minutes to complete its pole-to-pole orbit and to return...
Topics: What -- Aqua, What -- Earth, Where -- United States of America, Where -- Pacific Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16752
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 33
favorite 0
comment 0
Turquoise and greenish swirls marked the presence of a large phytoplankton bloom off the coast of Portugal on April 23, 2002. This true-color image was acquired by the <a href="http://modarch.gsfc.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS), flying aboard NASA?s <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite. There are also several...
Topics: Where -- Portugal, Where -- Spain
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17717
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 33
favorite 0
comment 0
Fires (red dots) are scattered throughout Oregon, and the region has become clouded with smoke in this true-color image from the <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on the <a HREF="http://terra.nasa.gov">Terra</a> satellite.Please note that the high-resolution scene provided here is 500 meters per pixel. For a copy of the scene at the sensor's fullest...
Topic: Where -- Oregon
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3500
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 33
favorite 0
comment 0
On Saturday, March 22, 2003, the <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on the <a HREF="http://aqua.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Aqua</a> satellite captured this image of probable oil fires in southern Iraq producing plumes of black smoke that trailed southwestward over the deserts of Saudi Arabia. Thermal signatures are marked...
Topics: Where -- Iraq, Where -- Saudi Arabia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=18410
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 33
favorite 0
comment 0
The bitter cold snap bearing down on northwest Russia and eastern Europe that has claimed many lives over the last few weeks has also locked the Gulf of Finland up in ice. This true-color <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image from January 10, 2003, shows the frozen Gulf, which is bound at north by Finland, at south by Estonia, and on the east by Russia. At the far...
Topics: Where -- Russia, Where -- Gulf of Finland, Where -- Finland, Where -- Estonia, Where -- Baltic Sea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16340
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 33
favorite 0
comment 0
Fifteen miles northeast of Tucson, Arizona, over a thousand firefighters and fire management personnel are working to contain a large wildfire that has already scorched nearly 21,000 acres in the mountainous area. The Bullock Fire started on May 21, 2002, and has been difficult to control due to rugged terrain and extremely dry fuels such as grasses and chaparral.This image from the <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution...
Topic: Where -- Arizona
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17793
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 33
favorite 0
comment 0
The waters along the shoreline of Sicily appear bright aquamarine in this image from April 7, 2002. Although other satellite images occasionally show lightening along the coast of Sicily and southern Italy, the water is unusually bright in this image. The bright water may have been caused by a recent storm that either stirred up sediment from relatively shallow sea bottom, or could be a springtime <a...
Topic: Where -- Italy
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2620
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 33
favorite 0
comment 0
Two large wildfires raged out of control, consuming more than 6,000 acres, in Vietnam’s U Minh Ha forest on April 14, 2002. Prolonged drought has parched Vietnam’s southern provinces, leaving them highly susceptible to wildfire outbreaks. More than 4,000 soldiers and firefighters were called in the battle the blazes.This true-color image of the fire was acquired on April 14 by the <a href="http://modarch.gsfc.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Moderate-resolution...
Topics: Where -- Gulf of Thailand, Where -- Thailand, Where -- Vietnam
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16068
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 33
favorite 0
comment 0
This <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image from the <a HREF="http://aqua.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Aqua</a> satellite on March 13, 2003, shows a large forest fire (marked in red) and smoky skies over the southern Australia coast. Sensor: Aqua/MODIS.
Topic: Where -- Australia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=18380
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 33
favorite 0
comment 0
large images:    April 25, 2002 (1.8 MB JPEG)    May 18, 2002 (2.3 MB JPEG) Over the past two weeks, heavy rains gave rise to floods all across the midwestern United States, killing 8 people and forcing many more from their homes. These false-color images show the junction of the Ohio River and the Mississippi River where the flooding was at its worse. The images compare April 25, 2002, to May 18, 2002, with data from the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying...
Topics: Where -- United States of America, Where -- Ohio, Where -- Mississippi, Where -- Missouri, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16093
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 33
favorite 0
comment 0
South of Lake Tahoe and north of Yosemite National Park, the Cannon Fire has crossed the California State Line and is burning northward into the Walker River area in Nevada. More than 1000 people were evacuated from homes and camps in the mountains near Walker River, and at least one residence has been destroyed. The fire nearly tripled in size on Monday, June 17, 2002, growing from 5,000 acres to just under 15,000. It was while fighting the Cannon Fire that an air tanker crashed as it made a...
Topics: Where -- California, Where -- Nevada, Where -- Los Angeles
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17832
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 33
favorite 0
comment 0
Bright yellow streamers of dust sweep off North Africa’s Moroccan coast toward the Canary Islands in this true-color Terra MODIS image from February 17, 2004. Beneath the dust, the G’Aydat al Jhoucha mountains are darker shades of brown marching toward the coast. Just off the coast of Lanzarote Island, the northeastern-most of the Canaries, gravity waves caused by the high winds driving the dust storm create dark and light stripes on the water. More gravity waves stretch from Gran Canaria,...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Morocco
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=19108
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 33
favorite 0
comment 0
In the Mato Grosso region of Brazil, fire (red dots) is a major cause of deforestation. "Slash and burn" agriculture is used to clear tropical forests for farming and ranching, and this <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image from May 30, 2002, shows the resulting transformation of the landscape. In the southern portions of the image, lines and geometric shapes reveal where plots of land...
Topic: Where -- Brazil
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2892
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
image
eye 33
favorite 0
comment 0
The Wolf Fire, west of Los Angeles and about 10 miles northwest of the town of Ojai, California, started on June 1, 2002. By Wednesday morning, June 5, the fire, which is burning in steep, rugged terrain, covered in chaparral, pinion pine, and grass, had spread to over 8,000 acres. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. This image of the fire (red outline) and the heavy smoke being produced were captured by the <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">Moderate...
Topics: What -- High Resolution Imager, Where -- Los Angeles, Where -- California, Where -- San Jos?
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2878